The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Quotes by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Judge Thatcher has taken Huck's money and invested it with a dollar of interest coming in each day, and Huck now lives with the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson. The sisters are, as Huck puts it, trying to "sivilize" him, and his frustration at living in a clean house and minding his manners starts to grow. Miss Watson tells Huck he will go to "the bad place" if he does not behave, and Huck thinks that will be okay as long as Miss Watson is not there. During the evening, Huck accidentally kills a spider that was on his shoulder and worries that bad luck will follow. When the town clock strikes twelve midnight, Huck hears a noise outside his window and climbs out to find Tom Sawyer waiting for him.
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It is clear that Huck is too young to understand the Bible or any moral tenets. Question: How old is Huck supposed to be? We are not told his exact age so far. It will be interesting to note if Twain creates bad luck to match the unlikely portent. Notice polysyndeton; this serves to slow down the action and further the appearance that Huck is sneaking around. More superstition, this time about witches. I wonder how accurately Twain portrays the culture of slaves in this book.
Book: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Topics: Chapter , Onomatopoeia , Oxymoron. PG 5 Mark Twain was notorious for stretching the truth, such truth stretching is hyperbole. PG6 Miss Watson was characterized as a tolerable slim old maid. PG7 When the wind was trying to whisper something to Huck personification was coming into play.